Long Branch: The emergency bulk trash pickup procedures put in place after Hurricane Sandy to effectively deal with safety and health needs end tomorrow, Wednesday, November 28th. Public Works Director Fred Migliaccio said that after emergency provisions stop this Wednesday, residents will need to adhere to standard city statutes and guidelines.
Through tomorrow city residents can place all bulk items curbside to allow DPW to remove them in a timely fashion. Items put out after December 28th will not be picked up until regular bulk pickup commences the following Wednesday. Regular residential picks are each Wednesday unless if there is a holiday on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.
Contractors doing work on the property are responsible to transport and dispose of the materials. Contractors must not leave bulk at the curb. Guidelines apply to residential properties only.
Bulk trash consists of: furniture (no pianos); rugs; appliances (refrigerator doors removed); metal items; car tires (max of 4, no rims). Residents are asked to not mix bulk debris with branches or leaves. Excluded items are TV’s, computers and other electronics.
Items should be placed in orderly manner, no more than 3 feet from the curb, and not between the sidewalk and house.
Non-hazardous metal materials, including white goods and items containing refrigerant, such as refrigerators, air conditioners and dehumidifiers may be taken to the DPW yard on Atlantic Avenue between 7AM and 3PM, Monday thru Friday. No construction debris or materials will be accepted.
Pickup of bulk flood debris from the Little Silver flood zone, and storm-related vegetative debris throughout Little Silver, is coming to an end.
Due to the threat posed to Little Silver's health and safety, and working under FEMA guidelines, a contractor has been assisting the massive effort by the Department of Public Works to pick up the record amount of vegetative debris. The contractor has also been removing the unprecedented amount of large, bulk debris left in the flood zone, including material such as furniture and some other household goods destroyed in the flood.
Please be advised that Friday, November 30th will be the last day that the contractor will be able to assist the borough. After that date, the borough will no longer have the capacity to pick up construction and demolition debris, flood debris, or large-scale vegetative debris. Public Works will resume its regular leaf pick up, and will continue for a limited time after November 30 to pick up vegetative debris and limbs that are under five feet in length and eight inches in diameter.
The Borough of Little Silver would like to thank residents for their support of these efforts, and for the understanding that the contractor's assistance, as is the case in all municipalities, cannot be unlimited.